Tuesday, March 19, 2013

J/70 Fleet Growing Sailing in Texas!

* J/70 Fleet Southwest continues to expand and there are many new faces that have been joining the fleet and having fun.  Some members have already been traveling to various J/70 regattas, while others are just taking delivery and getting ready to jump into the J/70 Southwest Circuit.

J/70 sailor Alan Poindexter- Al Poindexter- seen here recently took delivery of Hull #98 in time for Key West Race Week. We properly christened his boat at the Sail tuning day he so graciously organized. Al races out of LYC in Seabrook, Texas and has been enthusiastically sailing his boat, including Key West, St Petersburg and also Bacardi Miami Sailing Week.

J/70 owners celebrating in Texas!- Steve and Sheryl Strout- have been re-invigorated by the new J/70 and have taken hull #178 home to Fort Worth. They are members of FWBC and will be joining the J/70 teams on the circuit this season as it begins to unfold. It's always exciting to put together that first circuit! In years to come as people scroll through the historical results that first circuit series winner will always be remembered!

Texas has three fleets: Fort Worth Boat Club, Austin Yacht Club and Houston Yacht Club. The members put together a six stop circuit- all piggybacking Regatta's: HYC Elissa, FWBC Audi Annual Regatta, LYC Shoe, HYC Leukemia Cup, HYC HOOD, and LYC J/Fest Southwest. Tighten those lug nuts and get ready to travel!  Here is what the J/70 Texas Circuit looks like at this time:

Apr 6-7        HYC Elissa Regatta
Apr 27-28    FWBC Audi Annual regatta
May 18-19    LYC Shoe Regatta
Jun 22-23    HYC Leukemia Cup Regatta
Sep 21-22    HYC HOOD
Nov 2-3        LYC J/Fest Southwest